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The Threshold of Civilization: An Experiment in Prehistory

By: Fairservis, Walter A., Jr.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1975

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2291536

ISBN: 0684140454

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Bottom corner of rear wrapper lightly creased. 1975 Trade Paperback. xii, 256 pp. Man as man has probably existed on the earth for more than a half million years, but has lived a civilized life for only the last five thousand. Though it is certain that modern life is civilized life, civilization itself seems to escape definition. There is no certainty as to exactly what it is, what purpose it serves in human history, or where it is leading. In The Threshold to Civilization Walter A. Fairservis, Jr., analyzes three important prehistoric sites--Terra Amata on the French Riviera, ... View more info